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Sparkup lets you write HTML code faster. Don't believe us? See it in action!

You can write HTML in a CSS-like syntax, and have Sparkup handle the expansion to full HTML code. It is meant to help you write long HTML blocks in your text editor by letting you type less characters than needed.

Sparkup is written in Python, and requires Python 2.5 or newer (2.5 is preinstalled in Mac OS X Leopard). Sparkup also offers intregration into common text editors. Support for VIM and TextMate are currently included.

A short screencast is available here:

Build instructions

The files in the source tree are not useable straight away: you need to build the plugins first. Simple type make (assuming you have GNU make installed) in the project's root.

What it will do:

  • Create a directory called sparkup-<version>/
  • Put the packaged, ready-to-use plugins there
  • Inject the version number (from the file VERSION) to the copies of in that directory
  • Create a redistributable ZIP file (sparkup-<version>.zip)
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